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Your search for the best school and community for your child is an important endeavor. St. Josaphat School is a perfect fit for many students and their families. With a 130+ year history of Catholic education, St. Josaphat School educates over 380 students every year from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The school faculty and families work together to create and sustain a vibrant, caring community.

St. Josaphat School is the only elementary school in Chicago to win the National Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence twice. St. Josaphat School is dedicated to providing an excellent academic education and rich faith formation rooted in Catholic teachings. Our welcoming school community works together to promote the development of the whole child in preparation for a lifetime of learning and service to others.

The highly-qualified faculty and staff create learning experiences that promote students’ social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. The majority of faculty members have advanced degrees, and the school dedicates time each month to continued professional development. The school partners with universities and educational consultants to ensure that the curriculum is aligned with standards. In addition to a rigorous curriculum, St. Josaphat School offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities and sports teams, so students may pursue creative, athletic, and individual interests.

Our Catholic identity impacts daily life at St. Josaphat School. From starting the day with school prayer to attending weekly Mass with prayer buddies to serving those in need, our students have many opportunities to develop their relationship with God. The parish, an active and welcoming community of over 1,200 parishioners, is very supportive of the school. People choose St. Josaphat Parish and St. Josaphat School because it is “A place to come home to.”

Thank you for your interest in St. Josaphat School. We look forward to meeting you soon. Learn more about our Admissions Process and please join us for a Tour & Coffee.

Nel Mullens